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En Plein Art Watercolor Outdoor Excursion 2

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Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your dwelling behind and experiencing painting and drawing outdoors to capture the landscape. This one day workshop will take place at a pre-determined scenic location in Hopkinton where participants can socially distance while drawing inspiration from the nature that surrounds you.

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials. This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of autumn in New England!

For semi-experienced water colorists with their own materials. Beginners are welcome and will be provided a materials list. One day workshop (with a one hour lunch break). The HCA will supply students with a table, table easel and chair. In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be rescheduled. Instructor: Richard Denzer.

September 26 (10:00 am-03:00 pm)
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Understanding Animal Behavior for the Photographer

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Have you seen an amazing image of a common animal and wondered how it was done? How do you catch that one-of-a-kind animal shot with backyard animals or other wildlife? Learn about the pre-shoot planning process, how best to approach different animals for your photos, and techniques for capturing that perfect expression. The more you know about wildlife, the better you can capture those interesting behaviors! A great chance to learn tips and practice now for future travels!

Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. This is an online workshop.

Joy Marzolf has been a wildlife photographer and Naturalist for over 20 years. She is a Trip Leader for the non-profit Oceanic Society and has photographed a wide range of wildlife around the world, from venomous snakes and grizzly bears to butterflies and dolphins. One of her passions is helping people to better understand wildlife and how understanding the subject can help a photographer take better images. She previously taught wildlife photography and photo editing classes for 13 years with Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. She is now teaching adults and families about wildlife and photography through programs with her new company The Joys of Nature.

September 26 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
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Learning the Basics of Your Digital Camera Pt 1

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Just get a new camera? Frustrated with one you have had for a while and wish you could get better images? Join us for a workshop designed to help understand the features of digital cameras and learning how to get off auto! This workshop is immediately followed by the next level which will deal with shutter speeds and enhancements, which requires separate registration. For those who understand the basics of their camera, you may register just for section 2.

Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. This is an online workshop.

Joy Marzolf has been a wildlife photographer and Naturalist for over 20 years. She is a Trip Leader for the non-profit Oceanic Society and has photographed a wide range of wildlife around the world, from venomous snakes and grizzly bears to butterflies and dolphins. One of her passions is helping people to better understand wildlife and how understanding the subject can help a photographer take better images. She previously taught wildlife photography and photo editing classes for 13 years with Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. She is now teaching adults and families about wildlife and photography through programs with her new company The Joys of Nature.

September 26 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
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Open Studio for Artists

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Under the guidance of instructor Marion Buricatu, these one day Saturday workshops are for students wishing to find and enhance their fundamental art skills in drawing and painting. Students may bring a project of their choosing at any stage of the process, and Marion will customize her instruction and offer lessons on elements of art and technique. Students should bring their own supplies. Spots are limited to 5 people to allow for individual attention.

Register and pay for one class and then pay as you go for subsequent Saturday sessions. Students must inform the HCA no later than Thursday each week if they plan to attend a Saturday Open Studio class. Must have a minimum of 2 students each Saturday to hold the open studio

September 26 - December 12 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
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Learning the Basics of Your Digital Camera Pt 2

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Not sure the best shutter speed to choose? Want to perfect the use of depth of field to enhance your photos? Learn how to take your photography to the next level using your camera’s manual settings and be ready for any shooting scenario. Part 1 is a separate workshop for true beginners who've never utilized their digitial cameras beyond "auto". It is recommended that those students sign up for Pt 1 before taking Pt 2.

Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. This is an online workshop.

Joy Marzolf has been a wildlife photographer and Naturalist for over 20 years. She is a Trip Leader for the non-profit Oceanic Society and has photographed a wide range of wildlife around the world, from venomous snakes and grizzly bears to butterflies and dolphins. One of her passions is helping people to better understand wildlife and how understanding the subject can help a photographer take better images. She previously taught wildlife photography and photo editing classes for 13 years with Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. She is now teaching adults and families about wildlife and photography through programs with her new company The Joys of Nature.

September 26 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
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FREE WORKSHOP: Art Around the World - September (Virtual)

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Let's go!—Art Around the World 

Hopkinton Center for the Arts - Art Around the World series presents a free children's cultural program. You and your child are welcome to join us  as we celebrate a different culture each month with instructor Judith Smith. Kids will listen to a story, hear a themed-song and have fun making a culturally themed art craft. Program runs Saturdays from 2—3:00 pm via a Zoom link. Participants will be sent a list in advance of simple materials to provide your child for the craft. A computer screen and internet connection is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom via email no later than September 25. 

Recommended for ages 3 to 8. 

Pre-registration is required per family (Scroll down to register)

This program is offered at no cost. Donations are encouraged and can be made here: CLICK TO MAKE DONATION

September 26: EnglandFamily Coat of Arms

Please join us for Family fun, relaxation and learning together. We will learn about English Heraldry and make a Family Coat of Arms. Grab your art supplies and dress to mess!

If you want to dress in medieval costume, please feel free! Visual aids and directions will be emailed to you. Ms. Judy will show you how to adapt your project for the materials you have.

Materials you will need to participate in this Zoom workshop:

9 x 12 (8.5 x 11) inch paper

Pencil, eraser, ruler, scissors, glue stick, Sharpies 

Coloring materials of your choice: crayons, markers, oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics

Brushes and water dish if you're using paint 

Other workshops coming up (registration is required individually for these workhops):

October 24: Australia 

November 21: Egypt 

December 12: United States (Kwanzaa)

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

September 26 (02:00 pm-03:00 pm)
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Family Workshop: Hand Lettering

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Perfect for families to do together, this socially-distanced on-site class will involve a project designing the students name surrounded by positive affirmations. We will practice how to use grids, templates and lightboxes (and tricks to use when you do not have all the equipment) to make professional looking text pieces.

Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald. This class is offered onsite only. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. If weather permits, the class will take place outdoors.

September 27 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
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Toe Jam Puppet Band: Outside Hoe-Down Dance Party

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Howdy pardner! Welcome back to the Toe Jam Puppet Band for this fun, silly, and interactive country square DANCE PARTY
at the HCA.

Great for kids ages 4 to 10 (and their adults!). This event takes place outside the HCA, bring your own chairs or a blanket to enjoy the show.

Limited tickets available due to COVID-safety regulations. Mask required for ages 2 and up.

Tickets: $10 for adults / $5 for kids
Purchase Online: www.HopArtsCenter.org

Thank you to out sponsor Middlesex Savings Bank.

Tickets: $10 General Admissions, $9.5 for members

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September 27 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)
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Wednesday Workshop: Art in Bloom

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Let's blossom into the masters! We will create flowers as all the great artists before us! So watch out Monet, Georgia O'Keefe, Van Gogh and Manet! Students will create their own blooms after studying the greats! Children will have their choice of mediums to explore color and texture. We will use found objects, magazines, paper, crayons, markers, paint and anything else we find interesting.

1 class. Instructor: Chelsea Bradway. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. The HCA is open to offering students who do not wish to take an on-site class (or if the class is full) the opportunity to take a parallel class virtually from the comfort of their home. Please reach out to us to request a virtual connection to any on-site class by emailing us at info@hopartscenter.org.

September 30 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
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